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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 50–53.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Mike Dockins © 2015 Mike Dockins 2015 Mike Dockins Who Shot J. R.? Alexander the Great shot J. R. & he’ll shoot you, too, & shoot your babies, & then he’ll burn the world, & burn the world’s babies. Sue Ellen shot J. R. because that’s the most obvious...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 28.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Michael Alessi © 2017 Michael Alessi 2017 Michael Alessi Laughing Dog I drive to the marsh for a duck hunt with my brother. When I get there, he is already dressed as a retriever with black, flappy ears. He sniffs in the mud for something to eat. It’s my task to feed him. I shoot...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 130.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Helen Palmer © 2017 Helen Palmer 2017 Helen Palmer Jellyfish half-moon rings that meet but at low tide while half-bubble and shoot you when your skin submerged invert through the meets the your inside is deep outside’s...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2007) 2007 (69): 5.
Published: 01 November 2007
... flashing red light crawling across the street when is it legal to shoot a blonde in the head couldn’t dial 911 when she wakes up on the floor she gets dressed and goes home ...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 20.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... Raised his head to see how things would be dropped it back. The sun dries a thing out for something else to use. And the use of a thing is never used. Or the history of it exhausted. An archer shoots. That’s what an archer does. ...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 51.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Where’s fairness, walking into cannons? Such debates we had at school. Here, once distance windage came, the job was mine for I could always shoot. Honor lay unmentioned. This rifle’s true twenty times beyond a musket. From those rocks there he’s hit enough of ours. I’ve...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 22.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., hoodoo spirits spray each weed and skeeter, shoot what moves if it flies it dies, if it lives it cries until we rest in peace for Resurrection sealed in vaults where this world can’t ever reach us Jesus walks in gold, gold gathers and blesses its circle of hands while we...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 29.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jason Bredle © 2015 Jason Bredle 2015 Jason Bredle 52-Hertz Whale We began to speak exclusively in metaphors —​ a fight broke out at a tulip festival between a bear in a diaper and a guy in tight pants who could shoot lasers from his eyes, if you know what I...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 30.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Conor Bracken © 2015 Conor Bracken 2015 Conor Bracken Far After the shooting I moved to a beautiful city where the sun and the sea were dangerous but loved and everyone lived between them. This is a story of betweenness. This is an apartment with...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 6.
Published: 01 May 2007
... strange heat that burns through our houses and our clothes. They pop tops and laugh, drowning out the darkness. When the towers fell, when the last war started, they were out drinking, shouting, shooting...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 48.
Published: 01 November 2011
... see if I’ll wade across our river. I lick the black corners of your ears; one agent shoots my shoulder. I wonder if you could take them down while you’re on top of me, put them in a box somewhere. I tell you I am desert, my face cracks, reptiles hide in my shadows, my hair grows because the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 24.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., and a barefoot walk Would shoot used hypodermic needles in their toes. Only one student, a prophet, answers: "Other kids have this, maybe. We don't have this. This test is not fair. ...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 27–28.
Published: 01 May 2008
... while I stared at a row of wooden geese with artificial gold-plated wings flying across the manila wall, suffering through a ruthless, two-hour critique of my shooting, my defense, my passing and rebounding— even my timeout huddle posture. You didn’t need to...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 42–45.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... No one notices unless they are from someplace else. Lovers renting a room in the W Hotel pretend a more glamorous city. Mistake moths for shooting stars for the rumor of still one more snow. I search the alleyway behind Emily’s...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 25–26.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., dripping into his eyes. The villager —​an old man, frail —​sobs in terror, practically crumpled against a wall. Beside the soldier stands a commander —​hard jaw, calm eyes.   “Shoot him in the knee, private,” he says. The soldier is panting so hard you could call it a whimper. He doesn’t pull...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 16–17.
Published: 01 May 2017
...   17 Sometimes I walk up and down the maternity aisle, envisioning elastic around my waist, wishing my skin could stretch to cover another. There are incredible things my body will never do. If I went to the doctor for an ultrasound, the gel a puddle on my belly, they would shoot me looks, call...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 17–19.
Published: 01 November 2006
... this night, these afternoons, our lives and emerge smooth and supple to shoot thy praises save us oh shouted whisper of trout or sex or sports or kids from losing it at Hillbilly Bob Turner from his steely transmission of men and minutes into money oh...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 49–50.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Sandra Beasley © 2014 Sandra Beasley 2014 Sandra Beasley Entries from The Lover’s Field Guide If collecting nectar from a black mangrove, observe the pencil-like tubes extending upward from the root system. These shoot poison darts. * The Atlantic deer cowrie has a fawn-brown...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 21–22.
Published: 01 May 2016
... waves, dancing on high beams from cars. Listen to the head counselor when she tells you not to stray. All it took was one shooting star turned crashing alien rocket in the woods, one blast from a Krog-Nar electromorphic ray to change me from scrawny camper to twelve-foot living socket. I stole...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 42–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... perfumes differentiated as ephemeral nations. We are needles in rubble asked to sing the valley of the record. We constantly enter time’s umbrage and finery and record jolts: across the street a sound like a gunshot cries out—blackbirds shoot up from the trees, the boy lowers his body...